Here in America, we are about to celebrate our Thanksgiving holiday, which is all about family, friends, and food. I am cooking a small, simple meal for my parents and Mr. Mickey this year. It will not be the usual turkey and dressing with all the trimmings because we had that meal when we celebrated with other family members earlier this month. I rarely cook, so wish me luck!
A Facebook follower asked me about the art of layering so that you don’t end up looking like a barrel. Today I am showing you how I use thin layers to keep warm without adding bulk. I enjoy still being able to move after I get all bundled up.
I like to wear close-fitting thin layers to keep the wind from whipping underneath. Depending upon how cold it is, I may start with a close-fitting camisole. Next, I will add a top such as this one by Clara Sunwoo from ShopMyFairLady.com.
I may also add a long thin cardigan over the tunic if it is a freezing cold day. The next layer might be a lined trench coat. Over that, I can add my faux leather-trimmed ruana from Carlisle. The scarf I am wearing here is the color Russo from White House|Black Market. I love to wear scarves and ruanas because they can easily be removed if I should get too warm. I wore Ralph Lauren crew length socks and tucked my pant legs into them before pulling on these over the knee boots by Vince Camuto. The only reason I can wear these boots is that the back panel is elastic. The fur-trimmed leather gloves were a long-ago gift from Mr. Mickey’s daughter. The bag is old from Saks Off 5th.
I wear scarves to stay warm, to add pattern or texture to my look, to soften lines and sagging skin, and to pull together the neutral separates I wear so often. There are little tricks that I always use to avoid visually adding bulk to the wrong areas. Note how I have wrapped and tied this oversized thin scarf so that all the volume is above my bustline. I never want to add even more bulk there or at my tummy.